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Nurse Oneita Dongieux Award for Excellence

Award to a Mississippi Nursing Student
for Outstanding Academic Achievement

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Mississippi Nurses Foundation (MNF)

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Award of $500 to recognize an exemplary Mississippi nursing student. Applicants must be in good academic standing at a Mississippi school of nursing. In the narrative, applicants must address their inspiration for becoming a nurse, and how one event or person influenced him or her to pursue this career.

History of the Award
The Onita Dongieux Award of Excellence was established through the Mississippi Nurses Foundation in honor and memory of her legacy. Mrs. Dongieux’s love for nursing education began to blossom when she embarked upon a career as an educator/instructor for the Sonny G. Montgomery Veteran Memorial Hospital where she was appointed assistant chief of nursing education. In 1959, she received her Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Mississippi, School of Nursing where she was later employed as faculty. In 1961, she was appointed as executive director of the Mississippi Nurses Association. During her tenure, she was instrumental in securing mandatory licensure for RNs and LPNs. She was an advocate, a lobbyist and a leader in moving nursing education into the higher education system.

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GrantWatch ID#: 177700

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The award is $500.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Currently enrolled and in good academic standing in a Mississippi school of nursing
- A Mississippi resident
- 3.0 or higher G.P.A. on a 4.0 scale
- The essay must be previously unpublished.

Pre-Application Information:

Opens December 1, 2017.

Deadline February 2, 2018

Note: The application and essay must be submitted by the deadline date.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please submit to:

Mississippi Nurses Foundation
Nurse Oneita Dongieux Award for
31 Woodgreen Place
Madison, MS 39110

Phone: 601.898.0850

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Mississippi